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PostSubject: Re: All Kinds of Quotables   Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:19 am

I love quotes! Some off the top of my head... (Oh, and I agree with Megan; Oscar Wilde's a genius)

"Go to Heaven for the company, Hell for the climate." -Mark Twain

"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain." -Mark Twain

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." -Mark Twain

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." -Oscar Wilde

"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." -Oscar Wilde

"Genius is born--not paid." -Oscar Wilde

"Music makes one feel so romantic — at least it always gets on one's nerves — which is the same thing nowadays." -Oscar Wilde

"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater." -Albert Einstein

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein

"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it." -Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, 1847

"If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends." -Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, pg. 61

"Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way." -Jane Austen, Emma

"Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?" -Jane Austen
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PostSubject: Re: All Kinds of Quotables   Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:50 am

Non-literature related quotes

If you don't have the decency to be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled

My Karma ran over your Dogma.

Maybe you'd drive better if that cell phone was up your @$$

If you are what you eat I'm fast, cheap and easy!

Fury is nothing but the energy of weakness.

Sometimes our greed exceeds our need.

Dreams come true for those who work while they dream.

He who throws mud loses ground.

I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.

Glamor is just sex that got civilized.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Dreams come a size to big so that we can grow into them.

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts and we are never the same.

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
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PostSubject: Re: All Kinds of Quotables   Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:28 am

I have to say I currently like, "I"ll have to call you back, there's an animal in the garage with a long nose," because this is the sort of thing that cuts off phone calls to my family or sends me and all my friends leaping fences to catch stray kittens trapped in window-wells. In fact it just did cut off a phone call.

Since I was going through my Advice to Writers book today, I thought I'd post some of the quotes I had highlighted in there.

"Prescription for writer's block: Fear of poverty." -Peter Mayle

"You can never know enough about your characters." -W. Somerset Maughan

"The characters have their own lives and their own logic, and you have to act accordingly." -Isaac Bashevis Singer

"Writing is easy. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and open a vein." -Red Smith

"Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publication." -Fran Lebowitz

"A novel has to limit itself to the crew of a ship or a family; it's not a great way to process a huge number of people." -Kurt Vonnegut
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PostSubject: Re: All Kinds of Quotables   Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:11 pm

It often shows an excellent command of language to say nothing.~unknown~

...the still sad music of humanity...~William Wordsworth~

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.~Steven Wright~

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.~Abba Eban~

Don't argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference~unknown~

Literature is the thought of thinking souls.~Thomas Carlyle~

Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.~Benjamin Franklin~

Everyone is someone elses weirdo~Unknown~
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PostSubject: Re: All Kinds of Quotables   Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:22 pm

My favourites are of a quite different sort... Smile

"Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. But from time to time it can become necessary to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." - Miss Piggy

"If history is doomed to repeat itself, bring on the beheadings." - Daria, MTV

"Every cloud has a smoky gray lining." - Daria, MTV

"There are three things that cannot be combined in a person: Intelligence, respectability and national socialism. You can be intelligent and a Nazi, then you aren't respectable. You can be a Nazi and respectable, then you're not intelligent. And you can be intelligent and respectable, then you are no Nazi." - Gerhard Bronner

"The optimist believes we are living in the best possible world. The pessimist is afraid that this might be true." - James Branch Cabell.

"Church tells us to love thy neighbour. I am sure the church does not know my neighbours." - Peter Ustinov

And one from an anonymous, which I dearly love:

There are two rules that you have to follow to become successful:
1) Don't tell others everything you know.
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PostSubject: Re: All Kinds of Quotables   Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:15 pm

These are just SOME of my saved quotes. I have a lot more where these came from.


But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.~Anne Bronte~

You must do the things you think you cannot.~Eleanor Roosevelt~

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.~Denis Waitley

We do not remember days, we remember moments.~Cesare Pavase~

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.~James Thurber~

If you use the word 'color' it ruins the word 'blue'.~Tony Quagliano

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.~Earl Wilson~

To acquire knowledge one must study. To acquire wisdom one must observe.~Marilyn Vos Savant~

One man could move the moon if that's what is in his heart to do.~M.E. Wilson~

You do what is in your heart and you do it all the way. There is no giving up, no going back, and maybe no going home.~M.E. Wilson~

Hate is baggage; life's to short to be pissed off all the time.~American History X~

Hell is truth seen to late.~John Locke~

True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.~Alexander Pope

We listen to the unspoken, we gaze upon the unseen.~Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea~

Do what you think is right in your heart, you'll be critisized anyway.~unknown~

Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts.~Tibetan Proverb~

Goodness shouts, evil whispers.~A Balinese Proverb~

I write like a distinguished author, I speak like a child.~Vladmir Nabakov~

Should you ever be drowned or hung, be sure and make note of your sensations.~Edgar Allan Poe~

Laugh at tyrants and the tragedy they inflict. Such men welcome our tears as evidence of subservience, but our laughter condemns them to ignomy.~Endless River, Laura Shane~

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.~unknown~

Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.~George Bernard Shaw~

I had thought some of natures journeymen had made men and not made them well, for they imitated humanity so abominably.~Shakespeare~
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PostSubject: Re: All Kinds of Quotables   Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:25 am

Ah, quotes! I love quotes. Anything out of Oscar Wilde's mouth is pure genius-- it's too bad he's dead and homosexual, because if he wasn't, I would so marry him Wink.

These are my favorite Oscar Wilde quotes:
- There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating; people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
-The well-bred contradict others. The wise contradict themselves.
-If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
-There is no sin except stupidity.
-The problem with conversation is that the clever people never listen, and the stupid people never talk.
-As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
-Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
-It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection.
-The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
-All art is quite useless.
-There are only two tragedies in life; one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
-A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Other favorite quotes include:
"Nothing is more unequal than the equal treatment of unequals".-- Thomas Jefferson.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."-Albert Einstein
"I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them." Jane Austen
"I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person."-- Walt Kelly
"There are some kind of men who are so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one." Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.

And this is the quote that sums up my views on life perfectly:
"On life's journey, faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him; If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom. Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto." -- Buddha.
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PostSubject: All Kinds of Quotables   Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:37 am

Well, I suppose this actually is literature related, in a way, but since it's a roundabout sort of way it seems like it would fit better here.

This is intended, hopefully, as a place to post some of your favourite quotes. I wanted to start this topic because I refuse to believe I'm the only one with a Works file full of quotes I particularly liked.

A few of mine to start it off:

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein

"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."

“If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep.” -Yiddish Proverb

“If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.” -Abraham Maslow

“Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs?”

“It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.” -Noela Evans

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.” -William Shedd
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